This unit examines the process of decision making in emergency management. You will analyse the elements that contribute to decision making in dynamic, complex, and uncertain environments as experienced in emergency management.
The unit will address the processes, structures, and approaches of decision making, including the concepts of situational awareness and common operating picture in the context of emergency management.
This unit is an advanced (level 3) emergency management unit where you will be presented with a range of examples which you can reflect upon, in order to analyse the decision making process in emergency management.
|Unit name||Decision Making in Emergency Management|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Policing and Emergency Management|
|Coordinator||Mr Cameron Atkinson|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply your knowledge of theoretical decision making concepts to your learning.
- Analyse the principles that underpin the decision making process in emergency management.
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PrerequisitesFor UTAS students seeking to enrol in this unit as an elective completion of 200 credit points.
Individual study, 2 hours, weekly
|Assessment||Online quiz on the underpinning principles of decision- making in emergency management (20%)|Written case study on the decision-making process in emergency management (30%)|Written case study on situational awareness in the context of decision-making in emergency management (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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